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Which of the following component of our food is digested by an enzyme which is present in saliva as well as in pancreatic juice ?
(a) proteins (b) fat (c) minerals (d) carbohydrate

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option (d) carbohydrate

Carbohydrate is digested by an enzyme which is present in saliva called Salivary amylase as well as in pancreatic juice called Pancreatic amylase .Pancreatic enzymes break down food in the small intestine. When food enters the duodenum, it is deluged with pancreatic juice, which is defined as an alkaline secretion of the pancreas containing enzymes that aid in the digestion of proteins, carbohydrates and fats.


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